The African Diaspora Town Hall
Callin’ in the beautiful people from the African Diaspora for a special gathering in which we both consider and reimagine the spaces in which we live, die, and grieve. Join Oceana Sawyer and Sundari Malcolm on December 16th for a Town Hall Event!
Let’s gather, breathe, move and share our insights as we ponder the questions:
How has 2021 changed your approach to life?
How has it changed how you view death and your own mortality?
What does it mean to live and die well?
What elements are useful in spaces in order for us to grieve well?
What ancestral traditions do you call on to empower your life?
This event is only open to people of ethnic African descent. Cameras on is a requirement of attendance. Your respect is appreciated.
Facilitated by Sundari Malcolm and Oceana Sawyer, this forum is co-hosted with The Dinner Party, is a platform for grieving 20- and 30-somethings to find peer community and build lasting relationships. Reimagine Board Member Meesha Brown will provide a welcome and introduction.
Sundari Malcolm is the Director of BIPOC Wellbeing and a Host for The Dinner Party At 27, and after 7 years of being her Caregiver, Sundari lost her mother to Breast Cancer. At 31 years old, she lost her father to Brain Cancer. Since then Sundari has dedicated her life to the support of Caregivers and all those managing life after loss. Outside of her work as the Director of BIPOC Wellbeing for TDP, Sundari is a Birth and Death Doula. She is a Yoga and Meditation teacher, having been raised under the teachings of Swami Satchidananda. She is an expat to the island of Curacao and a recent publisher of the book Grief Gems!
Oceana Sawyer is an End of Life Doula focused on the liminal space of active dying and grief. She is currently researching and holding space in the realm of embodied grieving in a context of somatic abolitionism. Drawing upon her meditation practices, experience as a sensuality educator, earth-based spirituality, and an intensive study in the expressive arts and integral counseling psychology, she brings a grounded, compassionate presence to her work with individuals and groups. You can follow her on her Instagram and participate in her online grief community on Patreon.